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How to tell between a cloned ss and the real deal

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    How to tell between a cloned ss and the real deal

    What is the vin code to look out for when your in the market to buy an original 1998 through 2002 SS Camaro and not a z28 camaro with an ss hood and spoiler

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    2002 Camaro Z/28 Pewter

    Look for wu8 on the door code and it should have an slp build number. You can also call slp and give them the vin.

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    as said above, look for wu8


    i dont believe all SS's came with an slp sticker though if it didn't come with any slp options?

    mine didn't at least

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poppn View Post
    as said above, look for wu8


    i dont believe all SS's came with an slp sticker though if it didn't come with any slp options?

    mine didn't at least
    You are right, Non-SLP Optioned SS's do not have an SLP Sticker on the passenger door. Mine had no options and therefore no sticker. Just WU8 on the option sticker on the driver door.

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    thank you all

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    so what it mean >> WU8 ?????????????

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    RPO code on the inside of the passanger door..its a white sticker with a bunch of 3 letter codes.

    (rpo = regular production options)

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    So how can i know is that rpo for z28 or ss ??

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    WU8 means its a SS.

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    its good

    i will check it in every camaros he he he he

    thank you friend

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    Ok ill be test driving this camaro out tomorrow. Havent been online in a while but i found this Camaro SS it was listed in the ad as an automatic but i cheked it out at the dealer today and it has 3 pedals and a shifter with an H on it, dealer was closed so the doors were locked on this camaro (couldn't look for the code.)




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    Looks legit. It has the SS 10 spokes, which I think most clones would not have. Of course, double check the RPO code.

    It's a sharp looking car...good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by SuperSport346 View Post
    Looks legit. It has the SS 10 spokes, which I think most clones would not have. Of course, double check the RPO code.

    It's a sharp looking car...good luck!
    like he said...looks legit

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    Yep, it looks legit to me too but check the VIN just to be sure.

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    Yep its legit and i got it !! I'll make a new member thread ill paste a link below

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    i saw an LT1 SS the other day....which are kinda rare since they only made them in 97.

    only prob was it had the 98-02 style SS spoiler.

    everything else looked legit, even the SS rims.

    wondering if its a failed clone, or he just liked the newer spoiler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spikito View Post
    i saw an LT1 SS the other day....which are kinda rare since they only made them in 97.

    only prob was it had the 98-02 style SS spoiler.

    everything else looked legit, even the SS rims.

    wondering if its a failed clone, or he just liked the newer spoiler.
    LT1 SS was made in 96 and 97

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    LT1 SS was made in 96 and 97
    same as the ws6. To the op, the hood gap looks kind of wonky. Might be a repro or just the car flexing

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    LT1 SS was made in 96 and 97
    oh yeah? thought it was just 97.....damn

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